This bee yard event was just too exciting for me to simply photograph and write about, so here's a link to three videos on our Youtube channel about yesterday's surprise. Be sure to watch them in order.
SWARM!! Part 1
SWARM!! Part 2
SWARM!! Part 3
Sadly, the swarm didn't accept the hive boxes I set up for them, and they absconded to an unknown location. I learned that I let too much light into the new "hive" by slightly propping up the makeshift cover. Apparently, bees want their new home to be very dark, with just a small opening big enough to enter and leave the hive. But the process was still exhilarating, and now I know what to do next time!